Energy bill process draws complaints from Democrats
Thursday, September 25, 2003

Democrats and one Republican committee chairman are questioning how agreements on the energy policy bill are being hammered out.

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) are working on all sections of the bill. Democrats say that they are being cut out of the process. The chairman of the House Science Committee also says his staff hasn't been allowed to work on issues under his jurisdiction.

Domenici and Tauzin released a draft of the Indian energy title of the legislation yesterday. It seeks to speed up development of Indian lands, including privately held Alaska Native corporation lands, and waives the Department of Interior's liability for streamlined projects.

Get the Story:
Effort to Reach Agreement on Energy Legislation Questioned (The Washington Post 9/25)

Relevant Documents:
Indian Energy Title Draft

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